BPTrends Polls

Do the senior managers of your organization “get” business process?
  • No. Our senior managers don’t seem to know much about the business process perspective. Process improvement in our organization is largely confined to the departmental or the local work group level. (43%, 6 Votes)
  • Maybe. Our senior managers don’t talk much about business processes, although they do support several process improvement initiatives. (50%, 7 Votes)
  • Yes. Our senior managers talk about processes and support process improvement initiatives. (7%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

April 27, 2022 @ 12:55 pm

How important is a business process architecture at your organization?
  • We have a process group and an up-to-date business process architecture that we constantly consult. (30%, 7 Votes)
  • We have a business process architecture that is a few years old now. (26%, 6 Votes)
  • We have an IT architecture, but not a real business process architecture. (9%, 2 Votes)
  • We do a kind of architecture to help define processes for improvement. (22%, 5 Votes)
  • We do not concern ourselves with business process architecture. (13%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

March 6, 2022 @ 7:09 pm

In January several readers suggested that they expected 2022 to result in a lot of new process projects. We decided to probe for more detail:
  • Process work in 2022 will be new but not related directly to the pandemic. They will reflect new initiatives our organization is undertaking (70%, 7 Votes)
  • Process work in 2022 will reflect infrastructure change and acquisitions or consolidations indirectly associated with problems of the last two years (10%, 1 Votes)
  • New process work in 2022 will be related to the pandemic (e.g. new processes to accommodate changes introduced by the pandemic) (10%, 1 Votes)
  • New process projects in 2022 will be a continuation of process projects started before the pandemic (10%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 10

January 31, 2022 @ 9:21 am

So, 2022 has dawned. What's it going to be like for Business Process Folks?
  • We expect a slower year with only a modest focus on business process change (5%, 1 Votes)
  • We expect a busy year with lots of work on small business processes (16%, 3 Votes)
  • We expect a busy year with lots of work installing new software applications (11%, 2 Votes)
  • We expect a busy year with lots of work on improving major business processes (68%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

January 3, 2022 @ 9:53 am

So, in all this confusion, how is your business doing?
  • The business I worked for in 2020 has failed. I am working for a new company now, and focused on different kinds of business process change. (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Our business still feels under siege. We are recovering, but slowly, and BPM work isn't yet back to what it was prior to 2020. (18%, 2 Votes)
  • Our business is nearly recovered, but some employees still work at home; we are developing new processes to reflect the new ways we work. (45%, 5 Votes)
  • Business process work has returned to where it was in 2019. We’re back in the office and are developing and modifying processes as we did before. (37%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

December 6, 2021 @ 8:45 pm